Originally Posted by family wagon
My family (father and grandfather) measures with smigens mostly, but we measure with whiskers too sometimes. I'm actually not certain between whisker and hair which is larger..
My now deceased grandpa used to say "Give it a tap", or if more aggressive, "Give it a nudge", or if a REAL adjustment was needed he'd say "Give 'er a good shove". If none of that worked, he'd get what he called his BFH, Big F****** Hammer (25 pounder (11 kilo for those "frenchies"
)) and give it a good pounding, um, "kilo"ing??? PCBS can be hilarious at times......
BTW Family Wagon, a hair is actually just slightly smaller in diameter than a whisker due to the fact whiskers are usually tactile in origin giving the whisker a stiffer construction to alert via the nervous system of an environmental stimulation.... Oops, I went into medic AND teacher mode...........